Are you concerned about the well being and safety of your aging parents or grandparents who are living all alone? The first thing you should ensure is that they have safe and easy to use kitchen appliances so that preparing meals would be the easiest thing for them.
Since electric hobs and induction devices are a bit complex, it would be difficult for elderly people to optimally use them for simple meal preparations.
When it comes to simple, quick, and easy meal preparations, nothing beats the versatility and effectiveness of a microwave. Equipped with various menu options, these devices cook with just a touch of button and make cooking a convenient experience for people of all age groups.
It is clear now that microwave cooking is the best alternative of a simple hassle-free cooking. Microwaves come in the range of highly advanced and progressive devices with various inbuilt features as well as simple and easy to use units with basic features of cooking and reheating. These types of basic units are highly recommended for seniors due to their simple controls and easy settings.
So, today we will be discussing some of the easiest and simplest microwave/microwave ovens designed especially for seniors.
The top 4 microwaves that are found to be safe and easy for elders are:
- Avanti MO7082MB Rotary Dial, 700-watt Microwave, 0.7 Cubic Feet
- Westinghouse WCM660W, 600W Counter Top Microwave Oven
- Panasonic NE-1025F Silver 1000W Commercial Microwave
- Daewoo KOR6L15 Manual Microwave Oven, 700 Watt, 20 Litre
Avanti MO7082MB Rotary Dial 700-watt Microwave, 0.7 Cubic Feet
The device is ideal for seniors or people with cognitive impairment, easy to operate with basic design and features. All you need to do is to just set the power, dial in the time, and forget. Just a simple beep, and your food is done. The only glitch is that the push button to open the door requires a bit of force. Other than that, the Avanti MO7082MB works great, simple to operate, and it would be hard to find an easier microwave than this.
Westinghouse WCM660W 600W Counter Top Microwave Oven
Being equipped with 6 microwave power levels ranging from Low, Defrost, M.Low, Med, M.High, and High, the microwave is easy to use with knobs instead of touch pad. A 30 minute timer with end of cooking alert offers convenient and smooth operations. With mechanical control knobs, the unit is designed for elderly people who have vision or dexterity issues operating a touch pad. I simply don’t find any con in this Westinghouse WCM660W microwave except the fact that it is a simple basic type of microwave oven that performs the basic tasks of cooking and reheating.
These little powerhouses have the ability to perform all types of simple and easy meal preparations besides reheating the leftovers. Simple usage and easy mechanical control make these devices ideal for those who want to keep things simple and safe.
Panasonic NE-1025F Silver 1000W Commercial Microwave Oven
While researching for microwaves that are ideally designed for elders, I’ve come across Panasonic NE-1025F Silver 1000W Commercial Microwave Oven and felt like adding this one into my per-existing list of microwaves for seniors. So, the newest addition in the already existing list for microwave for elders is Panasonic NE-102F microwave.
With 1000W of high cooking power and 0.8 cubic feet of cooking capacity, the device is large enough for regular use and small enough to be easily accommodated on a narrow kitchen counter.
The most interesting features of the microwave oven that make it ideally suitable for seniors are simple and easy to use dial control knob and no rotating turntable and the rotating ring. All it requires is to just pop in the food and turn the knob to the desired time. Instead of a glass turntable that might cause trouble to elders, the device comes equipped with a hidden rotating antenna and offers safe usage.
Stainless steel front, smooth easy to clean interiors, and go and grab door handle are some more distinctive features that work well with elders. Besides this, the chiming sound that the device produces once it is done adds more to the uniqueness of the product as it is really soothing to the ears as compared to annoying beeps and whistles that are often irritating to the end users.
As it is clear, the Panasonic NE-1025F is designed keeping the ease of use especially elders in mind and equipped with certain unique features that you won’t find in other high-end microwave ovens, Panasonic NE-1025F Silver 1000W Commercial Microwave Oven is one of the best devices if you are looking something for your grandparents or for your aging parents. Dial control knob instead of push buttons, absence of turntable and rotating ring, easy go and grab door handle, and easy to clean interiors are some of the outstanding features that make this microwave oven ideal for elders.
Daewoo KOR6L15 Manual Microwave Oven, 700 Watt, 20 Litre
With 5 power levels for cooking at different temperature, the unit is well equipped with dual wave system for uniform heating and cooking. Besides this, the Daewoo KOR6L15 microwave does come with a 35 minute dual speed timer for quick and convenient cooking. Simple dial control knobs are designed keeping seniors and elderly persons in mind. The only con is the high price of the microwave but since it comes with added features of dual wave system and dual speed timer, the device worth its price, especially, if you are looking for something safe and easy to operate.
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